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Jane Eason
Jane Eason
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 23, 2014
Last Seen
Feb. 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

As Jane Knapp, I played in Memphis, TN, Nashville, TN, and Summit, NJ and began playing tourneys around 1970.

After marrying Bill Eason in 1974. I began playing as Jane Eason. Bill and I played tourneys in the New York and the north Jersey area, and lots of home Dupe and strong home team games with our best friends, Bob and Linda Sartorious and many other wonderful bridge-playing friends from NY and NJ. In a given night, our 2-table home team games included several national champions.

My favorite games in the north east were the New Jersey Double K. O.'s at Essex Bridge Center, where, with the Sartorii, we had the pleasure of playing long matches against some of the strongest players in the area.

Most frequent tourney team mates, besides Bob and Linda, were John Rengstorff and Billy Erickson. 

I'm still trying to figure how I managed to stay away from the bridge table for 20 years before returning about three years ago, but I think it was the call of the great outdoors.

During my absence from F2F duplicate, I played on the microsoft zone as jobanjo. And I currently play with bots on BBO as MawJ. (I love the bots!)

My bridge jobs include directing club games at the King of Clubs in Summit, NJ, and at MA Lightman Bridge Club, Inc., in Memphis, TN. I've taught off and on for 50 years. And I proof-read a couple of World Champion Books and one edition of the Bridge Encyclopedia, under the direction of editor Henry Francis. 

Bill and I currently live on a farm in north MS, near Memphis and the ACBL. Our house mates are two wonderful dogs and a cat. And we have recently thinned a herd of seven horses, three ponies, a mule.

Other hobbies include genealogy, online word games, driving my mule, horseback riding, and dining out with the our long-time friends, the Oshlags. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Make that "memories"! The best were traveling with friends to tournaments, and sharing post mortems at the end of the day, especially those serious bridge discussions shared with Bob and Linda Sartorius and the hilarious stories shared with Bob and Jane Teel. Tap dancing and mouthing the words of our fun songs in skits put on by the Memphis Players at Memphis regionals and a New Orleans nationals. and being featured in Truscott's New York Times column for on several occasions for fun hands I played while living in New Jersey (Playing 3S redoubled on a 3-2 fit, making. Scoring a slam in a team game on a double squeeze to win one IMP more than I could have won by doubling the opponents' vulnerable 4S bid. When our Swiss team---Rengstorff, Erickson, and the Easons--had our names accidentally inscribed on a traveling trophy for for the next year, we couldn't figure why locals rooted for us the following year. But when we won again, they put our names on for the previous
Bridge Accomplishments
Member of National Goodwill Committee, 2nd Fall National Mixed Senior Pairs, 8th National Life Master Women's Pairs,1st Mexican Nationals Women's Pairs (actually regionally rated), 1st Life Master on Microsoft Zone (name was jobanjo), which did not pay ACBL master points, 4th in a 10,000-table, BBO daylong free tourney, no ACBL (or any other) master points, and winning 10 points with my robot partner for second in section of 2400 tables in the first Online NABC Individual.
Regular Bridge Partners
Mostly with my husband, Bill Eason, but also, Brent Manley and Jack Hudgins. (Some of my favorite women pds in another life were Linda Sartorius, Sherry Maxwell, Dee Adams, Dorthy Francis, Ellen Siebert, Teddy O'Brien, Nancy Schwantes, and Becky Rogers)
Member of Bridge Club(s)
M. A. Lightman Bridge Club, Inc., Memphis, TN, BBO
Favorite Tournaments
14 US Nationals, the Mexican Nationals (actually a regional), and the free BBO online daylong tourneys having thousands of tables..
Favorite Conventions
Multi 2D, Spiral, Rousinou leads, 3rd & 5th best leads, J, 10, 9 = 0 or 2 higher vs. NT, udac and some udc.
BBO Username
MawJ (Originally jobanjo, but I was unable to sign on using that name as BBO claimed it was taken. And it was. By me.)
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Bridge vanity license plates
We had DEAL EM. The police once stopped my husband and, suspecting that he was a drug dealer, asked about the plate.
Too controversial for the NABC Daily Bulletin
Nice article.
Steve Goldberg
RIP, Steve.
What are your ethical obligations, if any, here.
Neither lho nor partner should finger a pass card before bidding. And partner is no more guilty than lho. In fact, I can see how this could be entrapment. Personally, I don't believe I would ever see lho's action and I doubt I would see partner's. Are ...
Should South find a bid with this hand?
Agree with the majority. 2S should be natural and this hand should definitely bid.
The Lame Squeeze and the LOLR
Are you still playing NMF?
Thanks, Larry. I'll give it to you in Tunica.
Are you still playing NMF?
Larry, can you guide me to a write up on 4-suit xfers after a 2NT rebid? The only article I found requires Office, which I don't have.
How Would You Rule?
I'm curious about the result at the other table. I don't believe I could determine what the result would have been with N-S having the correct info. I would toss the result and give the offending side a penalty. One IMP seems okay to me.
How Would You Rule?
Bill, can you have a split score in a team game?

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